Yahoo hired PayPal’s Scott Thompson to be its newest CEO. Thompson will take over for Tim Morse who filled in after Yahoo fired Carol Bartz back in September. Hiring Thompson is a sign that Yahoo’s board is unlikely to sell the struggling Internet company. In other news, iPhone 4S users are reporting issues of randomly muted audio while making outgoing calls, but only on the caller’s end of the line. Apple has yet to address the issue despite over 100 pages of complaints on its message boards. And finally, set-top box maker Roku’s newest device is so small it fits in your pocket. The Roku Streaming Stick is the size of a USB thumb drive and connects to any TV using only an HDMI port. The device accesses over 400 entertainment channels and will be available in the second half of 2012.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 5, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).